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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 601–623.
Published: 01 December 2013
... 2013 Fukushima nuclear power nuclear accident narrative transnational The nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plants, according to numerous government reports and media accounts, were a particularly Japanese failure. Analysts frequently note that many of Japan's...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 409–415.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... The Korean nuclear program was neither curtailed nor slowed down by the Three Mile Island (1979) and Chernobyl (1986) accidents. The Three Mile Island accident did not provoke much stir in South Korea, and even the Chernobyl accident, the worst disaster that had yet occurred in the history of nuclear...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2015) 9 (3): 295–310.
Published: 01 September 2015
... showed that nuclear plant accidents can result in unprecedented hazards. However, leading Japanese nuclear companies are eager to expand and pursue business opportunities abroad: Mitsubishi is competing in Turkey with French Areva; Korean Kepco is generally regarded as the major competitor for Japanese...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2013) 7 (4): 579–599.
Published: 01 December 2013
... curricula were transplanted almost intact from the United States and included the Ford Pinto gas-tank fires, the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, and the space shuttle Challenger disaster. In 2004, the Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET) issued accreditation criteria that required...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 January 2015) 9 (2): 229–231.
Published: 01 January 2015
... reflect the deep sociotechnical ties related to nuclear energy production. Nuklir Jawa also touches on the three most devastating accidents that define nuclear history: Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima. Proponents of nuclear power in the film argue that those plants were based on outdated...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 403–407.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., economic, ecological, cultural, and political impacts of this unprecedented incident have far-reaching implications for all human beings around the world, and especially on Taiwan, because of several similarities between Taiwan and Japan. Since the Fukushima nuclear accident occurred, the question “Can a...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2013) 7 (3): 531–532.
Published: 01 September 2013
... replaced by a big-picture description of the “rise and fall of the Japanese nuclear program,” and the author has foregrounded his critical viewpoint. The additional material covers the period from 1995 to the present, and the author describes many accidents and problems with nuclear policy. He also...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2018) 12 (3): 235–256.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., much smaller in scale, but in their discrete materiality also an abstract idea that workers could neither see nor imagine. To be safe meant to visualize radiation (no matter if caused by accident or by detonation of a nuclear device, i.e., intentionally or not), and this became a concern of many states...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2009) 3 (2-3): 343–366.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Japan nearly every year there were no major accidents in Japan's nuclear power plants. 10 Furthermore, they are convinced that Indonesia's geological condition is not a significant issue because, for many years, BATAN has operated and maintained three research reactors safely and securely. With this...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2007) 1 (1): 53–75.
Published: 01 December 2007
... influenced by accidents that had occurred in the deadlocked period (for example, Chernobyl), but they perhaps would not discard their pro-nuclear policy because of political constraints. Traditional anti-nuclear groups thus could not stop the process because of the lack of broad voter support. The...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Sung Won Kim This article evaluates the role nationalism played in popularizing the myth of Benjamin Whiso Lee as the “Imaginary Father of the Korean Nuclear Bomb” in the early 1990s. The main argument is that nostalgic recollections of the Yushin dictatorship, anti-Japanese nationalism, and the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2011) 5 (4): 567–572.
Published: 01 December 2011
... that attitudes about safety largely determined people's thinking about the construction of Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant ( Chiu 2001 ). People who considered nuclear power safe and had faith in the government's ability to cope with nuclear accidents tended to support construction; their political...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 377–379.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the proximity of East Asian societies to each other in terms of wind patterns and sea currents, any major nuclear accidents in any East Asian nation would be a crisis for the entire region, if not the world. As also shown by the South Asia tsunami crisis in 2004, no East Asian society, no matter how...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2019) 13 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 September 2019
... in 1975 in the United States and was introduced in Japan in the 1980s but was adopted in developing safety standards in 2013 after the Fukushima nuclear accident. The third section of the book, on health, addresses the development of the Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) of organic mercury in fish and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2017) 11 (2): 277–280.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... In the preface, Fujigaki clearly states the book's focus through three important questions: “How are the nuclear power plants embedded in political, economic and social contexts in Japan? Under what kinds of relationships between science, technology and society are such accidents produced? In...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Röhl's Nuclear Ginza (1995) , Dimmer notes how the media in Japan avoided the topic of accidents in nuclear power plants due to close sponsorship ties. A journey through the multimedia presented on Teach 3.11 makes it clearer why this high-risk technology turned out to be less controversial than...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 159–174.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., national development” (133–34). In Korea, therefore, the most pressing risk associated with nuclear power is the failure to develop the technology independently rather than preventing potential accidents. At the same time, as much as nuclear power technology is viewed as essential for national development...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2017) 11 (1): 113–117.
Published: 01 March 2017
... irresponsible, particularly because he makes the same argument in the context of the Fukushima nuclear accident in the last chapter of the book. He points out that the rhetoric used in the Fukushima case resembles that of warfare or of military actions (207). This rhetoric helps to identify the “common...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 381–394.
Published: 01 September 2011
... tsunamis of historic scale and a series of nuclear power plant accidents. More than fourteen thousand people reportedly died, and thirteen thousand people remain missing as of 24 April 2011. Almost a half million people became homeless—mostly due to the earthquake and tsunami and the proximity of homes to...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2017) 11 (3): 449–453.
Published: 01 September 2017
... environmental laws and facilities for environmental preservation since the 1970s, at another level one can look at events such as the Fukushima nuclear accident and argue that society has still not developed ways to live with the environment without harming it. I agree with Stolz's conclusion that the political...